Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Fattoush Salad

Salad is a great way to fulfill your daily requirement of veggies. And especially in summer eating nice cold salad is quite refreshing. On hot days simple salad is all but you need. Fattoush is a salad made with Pita bread and veggies and lots of fresh herbs and lemony dressing. It will be a perfect side salad for a barbecue party or a good to go salad for picnics, just pack the dressing and chips on side and combine all the ingredients in a bowl. Usually pita bread is toasted and crisped and then added to this salad but since I had pita chips on hand used those instead.

Ingredients(Will serve 2-3 people)
2 tomatoes
1 cucumber
1 small red onion
1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley(I prefer flat leaf Italian parsley to curly one)
1/3 cup chopped fresh mint
1/2 cup roughly crumbled feta cheese
1/2 cup pita chips

For Dressing
2 tbsp lemon juice
4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Pepper as per taste
Salt as required(feta cheese is salty so salad will hardly need salt)

In a separate bowl combine all the ingredients for dressing except for salt and keep aside.
Chop tomatoes, cucumber and onion into half and each half into lengthwise and quartered again to give chunks of veggies. Combine together all the ingredients in a bowl except for dressing. Just before serving add the dressing and mix it well and give it a taste. If needed, add salt. Serve!! Salad looks so colorful itself that no one can resist taking a bite!!